The Washington Post recently ran a story on the subjects of life, death and grief. Titled “Epilogue,” it featured 11 profiles of people intimately involved in the aftermath of death including religious leaders, a funeral director, a casket maker, a stone carver, a bagpipe player — and a florist.
Former Floral Management managing editor Amanda Long, a regular contributor for the Post, interviewed Nubia Fasil, owner of Convention Floral in Washington, D.C. “We are with people at the big moments. When something happens — weddings, births, deaths — they come to us,” Fasil said. “I’m passionate about that part of my job.”
Fasil also shared a tender anecdote about a man who asked for a special after-hours delivery to a cemetery to mark the exact time the deceased had passed away, and explained how she helps guide grieving customers in choosing something emotive and personal to honor their loved one.
Katie Hendrick Vincent is the senior contributing editor for the Society of American Florists.